The movie is slated to be Salman Khan's Eid 2017 release and the stakes are quite high as the film marks the reunion of Kabir Khan with Salman after the success of Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Salman Khan's character in the film is named Laxman. He will essay the role of a slow learner who rises above all his weaknesses to find his brother, Sohail Khan, who has gone missing post the war between India and China.
The basic premise of Tubelight is inspired from Hollywood film 'A Little Boy' which narrated a little boy's journey to stop the on-going war between two countries and find his father who is missing from the war site.
Tubelight also stars Chinese actress, Zhu Zhu in lead and it will be the first Indian film to release in China side by side India. Films like 3 Idiots, PK, Baahubali and Happy New Year saw a release in China around 6 to 8 months after the release in India.
Several studios from the industry are bidding at huge amount to acquire the worldwide distribution rights of the film however COO of Salman Khan Films, Amar Butala is yet to lock the final deal.
Tubelight also stars Sohail Khan, Om Puri and Mohammad Zeshaan in pivotal roles.
Director Kabir Khan, who is third time collaborating with Salman Khan in "Tubelight", has said that the superstar will surprise the audience with his all new avatar in the upcoming war drama.
Heaping praise on the 51-year-old actor, Kabir said Salman's performance will be even better than what he did in the duo's last released "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".
" Salman will be very different in 'Tubelight'. If people thought he was different in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, here he is five steps ahead," Kabir told reporters.
Post the blockbuster "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" there is massive expectations from the duo but the director said he does not take any "pressure".
" I don't take the pressure of expectations. That last film was a hit or flop. You can't move ahead if you take that pressure. If I had taken the pressure of 'Ek Tha Tiger', I would've made a film like that again. But we departed and made 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'.".
" Salman will be seen in a completely different way in the film. If people have thought that Salman's performance is special in Bajrangi Bhaijaan then his performance in Tubelight is five times better than it. The audience will see Salman's better performance in Tubelight," Mid-Day quoted Kabir as saying.
" We have made Tubelight and if people like the film, the business will be similar or more than Bajrangi Bhaijaan and if they don't then it would be a bit low," he added. However, he also said that he does not carry the pressure of the success of his previous film.
There has been a huge enthusiasm among fans for Tubelight. Salman and Kabir had earlier collaborated for two films-- Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and both films turned out to be blockbusters.
Apart from Tubelight, the actor will also be seen in Tiger Zinda Hai-- sequel of Ek Tha Tiger. The film will bring back the hit pair of Salman and Katrina back on screen.